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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

TURKEY with THREE NIGHT GULET CRUISE
2019

9 days
also available;
TURKEY 6 days Western Turkey
TURKEY  10 days
The Best of Turkey 14 days
TURKEY combined with any other Mediterranean country

Friday departures
May 17, 24     June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26   August 9, 16, 23
September 6, 13, 20, 27

ISTANBUL / ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE /
FETHIYE / and GULET CRUISE

Day 1, Friday - Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul WELCOME TO TURKEY!!!
After you arrive, clear customs and pick up your luggage you will be met by our representative.  That person will be holding a sign with your name on it.  From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. 

Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight KENT HOTEL, Istanbul

Day 2, Saturday - Istanbul
In the morning visit Topkapi Palace which served as the home of Ottoman Sultans for 400 years, the Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet, is the next stop before St. Sophia, an originally Christian Basilica, a museum for all regardless of creed.  

(Renovations at the Blue Mosque are expected to take place over three and a half years and be completed by 2020. )

Before returning to your hotel visit the Grand Covered Bazaar dating back to XVth century. It covers over 2,000 shops. (b)
      Overnight KENT HOTEL, Istanbul

Day 3, Sunday - Istanbul/Ankara/Cappadocia
After breakfast, depart for Ankara where you will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey.  

Depart for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (b,d)
       Overnight DILEK KAYA, Cappadocia (Cave style hotel)

Day 4, Mnday - Cappadocia
First visit to Kaymakli Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self-contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with the last one 250 feet underground

Sightseeing in this unique corner of the world.  

Göreme Open-air Museum is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall freestanding cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys.  

The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries.  

Lunch in a cave restaurant to taste famous pottery Kebap.

Here you will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles onyx and potteries. (b,l) 

Optional night tour with a Turkish show and dinner is available. (b,l)
      Overnight DILEK KAYA, Cappadocia   (Cave style hotel)

Day 5, Tuesday - Cappadocia/Konya/Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale, the cotton fortress, which rises above the fertile Menderes Valley. Hot mineral waters burst from the earth and cascade over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters here were known to founders of the curecity of Hierapolis in 190 B.C.  

Visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece, Sultanhan Caravanserai before arriving in Konya to visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana.

Continue drive to Pamukkale. (b,d)
      Overnight DOGA THERMAL HOTEL, Pamukkale

Day 6, Wednesday - Pamukkale/Fethiye - embark on cruise
Early morning transfer to Fethiye to begin the gulet cruise.
Embark at 9.00 am.  

After breakfast, depart to Gocek Island. Anchor at Yassica Island to have lunch. 
Snorkeling in the afternoon in the clear water.

 Dinner on board. (b,l,d) 

Day 7, Thursday - cruising
After breakfast, sail to spectacularly Bedri Rahmi Bay. 

Continue to Sarsala Bay and to Aga Limani before lunch.

Afternoon at leisure. (b,l,d).

Day 8, Friday - cruising
Depart early for Cape Kadirga with swim stops along the way.  

Continue to Marmaris Bay. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended
to go to the city center and experience the lively night life. (b,l,d)

 Day 9. Saturday - departure
Dis bark at 10.30 am from gulet.
Transfer to Dalaman International airport for departure. (b)

INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All hotels 4 or 5 stars (or similar) as per itinerary
- Three nights/4 days full board on the Gulet cruise
- All meals are indicated in the itinerary
- All transfers and multilingual sightseeing by motor coach
- All taxes and service charges

 NOTE you will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

COST PER PERSON for LAND and CRUISE
Based on double occupancy
Travel agent     from   $ 1400.00
Companion       from   $ 1500.00                     

 B  O  N      V  O  Y  A  G  E  !!!

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